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 Jaguar & Daimler  

Queensland Jaguar Drivers Club     Capricornia Register
photos supplied by Max Parnell

   12                    1965 Jaguar 3.8L S Type Saloon
                                   Laurie and Sue Pearce. Middlemount.

Laurie and Sue Pearce. Middlemount.

Laurie and Sue managed to visit the Browns Plain Plant  while in the U.K in 1993. (The plant was only three weeks into production after Its major overhaul/refit.

    After  returning, Laurie decided he wold  like to take on a simple restoration 

  The Photo left 
 shows the Jaguar as it turned up.  Simple was not the most apt word

Laurie had originally been looking for a 3.8 Litre mark11 but settled for "STANLEY" 3.8 's'

(Stanley S Type)

Photo left

'Wiring Harness'

(Looks simple)

The car was bought from Brisbane; But it had gone to Brisbane from Gladstone, and before that Biloela - So it would seem it's destined to stay in   Central Queensland.


Laurie's Father  got "Stuck into the woodwork"   The woodwork needed a darker than original stain to try and hide damage done by the original owners

A bit over three years saw it reshape to the general stage it's at presently and  Laurie is "Still mucking about with a coupla fiddly things"  It is basically complete.

   There has been a number of little glitches along the way and Laurie says "being in the Jag Club, with expert advice to call on, is a must" his undying Gratitude goes to Max Parnell of the Capricorn Register for his invaluable help and support.  Also to never  forget to have the family on-side

(Most importantly  " She who must be obeyed")  Sue, and Laurie's three sons who all put up with a lot and helped accomplish much




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Laurie and Sue Pearce's   1965 Jaguar 3.8L 's' type

"Having friends with panel beating and spray painting skills helps too,

although when you are not paying "top dollar" you learn to be patient"

All in all Laurie is very satisfied with his first attempt at restoring a car. He says "It proves that virtually anybody game enough to tackle this type of project - Just be in a car club and line up your

Friends and practice counting to ten a lot"

 Photo\Installing the engine

1965 3.8  's' type   3.8 litre engine

Rebuilt by  Tony Wolzar of Mackay

Original "DG" Auto  Rebuilt by   Vic Hyde of Rockhampton

Painted in an 80s Jaguar colour  Grenadier Red

Electric's changed to negative earth sometime before Laurie acquired vehicle